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Author: murray823

Joined: 5/28/2010
Posts: 1
GCT Trips Taken: 0
OAT Trips Taken: 3
Traveler Since: 2010

May 28, 2010

We are going on the Best of Kenya and Tanzania trip in July, and although the OAT book discusses tips for the guides, nothing is said about tips for the drivers.  Are they one and the same, or does OAT "take care" of the drivers.  I would appreciate any guidance on this. We want to be sure and have enough cash along.   Thanks.

Author: gobuckeyes

Joined: 7/7/2010
Posts: 165
GCT Trips Taken: 5
OAT Trips Taken: 13
Traveler Since: 2005

July 09, 2010

The driver should be considered for a tip too. On all the OAT trips that I have been on they recommended the following (below):  

1) Program director (i.e. primarty tour guide) - $7 to $10 per person per day.

2) Driver - $1 to $2 per person for each 1/2 day and $3 to $4 per person for a full day.  

Note: This has always been their standard recommendation regardless of the country. In my opinion it should be adjusted per country based on their standard of living.

Another note: Their recommendation for GCT trips are less due to the larger number of people per group, etc.

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